Patrick Stewart says his agent thought 'Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology' would solely final 6 months: 'You can not revive an iconic present'

  • Patrick Stewart stated on “The Late Late Present” that he did not suppose he could be in “Star Trek” for lengthy.
  • He stated his agent informed him that “Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology” would solely final six months.
  • As an alternative, the collection lasted seven seasons and Stewart has appeared in his personal spinoff present.

“Star Trek” legend Sir Patrick Stewart stated that he initially thought he could be taking part in Jean-Luc Picard for six months when he took on the function.

Stewart has performed the character in quite a few collection and films throughout 35 years, starting with the 1987 collection “Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology.”

Since 2020, the 82-year-old actor has additionally starred in his personal spinoff that includes a a lot older Picard, which simply aired its last season.

Whereas showing on “The Late Late Present with James Corden” on Wednesday, Stewart stated he was reluctant to star in “The Subsequent Technology” as a result of he needed to signal a six-year contract.

“I could not settle for what it was I would taken on,” Stewart stated. “I had one or two connections in TV and I stated, ‘What ought to I do? I simply discovered that I needed to signal a six-year contract.’ There was an inventory of performs I needed to do. Shakespeare lined up and I stated, ‘I am unable to do that.’”

The English actor continued: “My agent stated, ‘Look, you understand you can not revive an iconic present. You can not. It is not going to work, so simply come over right here. Do a dozen episodes, possibly much less, and make some cash for the primary time in your life and go residence.’ That was the prediction for me — six months, no extra.” 


Throughout an look on “The Graham Norton Present” in 2020, the “X-Males” star stated that he was going to show down the chance to reprise his “Star Trek” function in “Picard” as a result of he had publicly stated he would not return because the character.

“I took the assembly… very distinguished individuals, and I did not wish to simply say, ‘No, go.’ I do not do this anymore. So I went to the assembly in an effort to clarify to them face-to-face why I could not do it… after which,” Stewart stated, implying that they had been capable of persuade him to alter his thoughts.

ON “The Late Late Present,” Stewart stated that after he grew to become well-known for enjoying a spaceship captain, real-life airplane captains started inviting him into the cockpit on flights.

“In the beginning, I used to be frequently being invited onto the flight deck as soon as the airplane was within the air and flying,” Stewart stated. “It occurred as soon as that I used to be on the controls and you are not going to imagine this… I used to be on the flight deck of Concorde and what I did was press the 2 center buttons of the 4 buttons that activated the engines into supersonic.”

The British Airways Concorde is a Franco-British supersonic airplane from the twentieth century.

All three seasons of “Star Trek: Picard” can be found to stream on Paramount+.